Monday, February 15, 2010

Thank You, Sun!

Check out those crepuscular rays!

Thank you, sun, for your beautiful rays and inspiration.

Rabbits are crepuscular. They are neither particularly active during the day (diurnal) nor are they too frisky in the middle of the night (nocternal). They are most active in the spaces inbetween, enjoying most the transition times back and forth between day and night, night and day.

As a yogi, I relate to a concept that describes the inbetween like that. I strive to align my heart's yearning with earthly form. So in a sense I am living in the inbetween, too. ...somewhat crepuscular, myself. Especially if you consider all the opposites we navigate on a daily basis: dark and light, love and rejection, fear and acceptance, happiness and despair, craving and aversion, and the list goes on (but they're all kinda' similar...)... Yogis have a unique perspective when it comes to all this. We seek to make the process of life a conscious experience so we can really live it! That's my take on it anyway... And I think this might translate to life Online, too.

Yogis look for the boundaries between safe movement and injury, and walk the path from Asana to Meditation. We look at what we believe and see what is true, even if it is different from what we once believed. We look at what is sometimes hidden like emotions and also see what is apparent like what someone just said.

As yoga bloggers, I think that we might bring some of our uniqueness as yogis to our blogs and find yet another instance of revelation. In practice we seek union between body, mind, and spirit. In our blogging we find yet another connection between our inner and outer worlds. Inner world--Outer world--the Inter world is inbetween inner and outer... (inner + outer = inter) So we find another creative way to exist in the inbetween.

And it is from this beautiful inbetween place that we can connect with one another in that cool yogic-bloggy way! Our light can shine in the inbetween, the transition between outer world experience and inner world knowledge: we meet in the inter-world!

Blogging about yoga is one of the infinite ways to express and share light. It shines through the darkness like crepuscular rays...

Which brings me to the Sunshine Award I received from Yoga Addicted who is also really into Raw Food preparation and eating. Thanks for spreading the light, Mandy! Your rays have touched me.

May the warmth of the heart's sun spread without bounds.

Blessings to Yogic Bloggers! Blessings to you!

Here I honor just a few:


Eco Yogini said...

what a beautiful post Brooks... so insightful. :) I'm looking forward to checking out some new blogs!

Namaste_Heather said...

Thank you so much Brooks! I love your blog and love the way you describe "meshing" yoga with blogging. It is funny ~ sometimes I have no idea what I'm going to write and it just pours out of me. I think, this will be a short post, then, OH-not-so-much. Your blog gives me great inspiration! Thank you and thank you for honoring me with this award!

Elize said...

Oh Brooks, thank you for such honors! I, too, am often inspired by your insightful blog. Your courage & willingness to share is enlivening... thank you for sunshining :)